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Old 01-13-2017, 06:52 PM   #1
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My son 98 firebirds starter spins as if you were turning key but key is off , it happens when I hook up battery so I took starter off and it stops so I ground starter and it spins again with key off , it does nothing when I try the key , the car just stopped on him last week , i change starters because the other starter was smoked , sorry if this is wrong place to post but I need help thanks
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:23 PM   #2
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Have you checked the ignition switch? not the key and tumbler but the electronic part. Had a 96 SS that did the same thing to me. Metal contacts inside a plastic case. plastic melted and the contacts moved and engaged the starter. Damn near caught the car on fire. melted the battery terminals and cables
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Old 01-13-2017, 08:00 PM   #3
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No I haven't but I will tomorrow thanks
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Old 01-13-2017, 08:03 PM   #4
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Also check to make sure the solenoid isn't stuck closed on the starter.
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Old 01-16-2017, 12:29 AM   #5
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Have the starter tested at a local auto parts store.
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:15 PM   #6
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Have the starter tested at a local auto parts store.
Or use the screwdriver method to test it?
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Old 01-19-2017, 12:44 PM   #7
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Have the starter tested at a local auto parts store.
yeah i had the same issue with my 93 some years back, got a starter from autozone and when i shut the car off the starter would keep spinning, had to disconnect battery for it to shut off. ended up burning my wiring a week later. stay away from re-manufactured starters for sure
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